Strike up the band!
246th ARMY BAND CONCERT: 7 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland St. Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer Inc. presents the 246th Army Band of the S.C. National Guard. Band members have proudly served their state and nation since the group’s inception in 1939 as part of the 178th Field Artillery. Free and open to the public; a reception will follow the performance. (803) 765-9430; http://patronsandfriends.org
The fundamentals of furniture
COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART: “Furniture in the Lower Southern Piedmont: New Findings and Projected Projects,” 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at 1515 Main St. Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts at the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of Decorative Arts at the Georgia Museum of Art, will lead a discussion on scholarship in the field, the establishment of a survey project for the region and a story about a Scots-Irish cabinetmaker. Sponsored by Historic Columbia and the South Carolina Fall Line Consortium. Happy Hour at 6 p.m., lecture at 6:30; free. http://columbiamuseum.org
How does your garden grow?
GARDEN TOURS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 15 and 17 at 125 Shorebreeze Drive, Irmo; 2012 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin; 316 Mooring Lane, Lexington; 1328 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington; 317 Palmer Drive, Lexington; and 1760 Nursery Hill Road. Sponsored by the Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteers. Tickets are $25, order at http://lcmgv.org or at any of the gardens the day of the tour. Active duty and retired military will be admitted free.